A beautiful, lush lawn is important not only for homeowners, but for South Carolina businesses as well. A great looking, rich, green lawn around your business you can ensure that you look professional and that you have the best possible impact on any potential customer or client who visits your store or office.
One of the best ways to go about maintaining that lush look is through overseeding, and overseeding your property you’ll be taking one of the best business ground maintenance steps you can take during the winter. Since mowing, weed removal, and other common business landscaping needs aren’t a priority during the colder months, overseeding lets you continue to ensure that your property is still improving.
What is Overseeding?
Overseeding is exactly what it sounds like. The idea is simply to plant grass seed directly onto the existing turf of your property. Instead of tilling or turning the soil over, you just sow new seed right on top of what is already there.
There are several big benefits that come as a result of doing this. They include the following.
- Overseeding doesn’t damage existing grass in the least, letting you keep the existing appearance while improving the future of your lawn.
- Overseeding helps to revive the grass that makes up your lawn, and works to repair damaged patches that have been reduced in quality due to things like heat, foot traffic, or lack of adequate amounts of water.
- Most of all, overseeding helps to prevent weeds from taking over the lawn. Without it, even a tiny empty patch can quickly be filled in by invasive weeds. Once this happens, it’s even harder to remove and manage them.
During the fall and winter, overseeding provides the best results. In South Carolina, early winter is a perfect time because the soil is still warm enough to promote good germination, but the cooler temperatures won’t damage the grass or its root systems. And by planting the right kind of cool weather grass varieties like fescue or perennial ryegrass, you can ensure that you get the best results possible from overseeding.
The bottom line is simple to understand. By overseeding your lawn during the winter, you complete an important step in the process of business landscaping maintenance. And you also reduce the future potential costs of improving the look of your property. Being proactive over the winter means a more beautiful lawn in the spring or summer.